Feline Behavior Case Study Template
This form is intended as a guide for members who wish to write up their case studies to be featured in BARKS from the Guild. Feel free to amend accordingly.
Details of other pets in household
Details of people in household
Any known background about the cat
How long has the client had the cat?
Is the client an experienced cat owner/experienced with this breed?
What is the cat's diet? Give details of mealtimes/treats
Where does the cat sleep?
Where does the cat stay if left home alone?
What sort of exercise/playtime/other highlights does the cat get on a daily basis and how often (i.e. details of daily routine)?
Is the cat an outdoor, indoor or indoor/outdoor cat?
Does the cat use a litter tray(s) indoors and, if so, what kind of tray/litter and where is it situated?
Does the cat have access to toys/scratching posts?
Details of any medical conditions
Details of the inappropriate behavior
When was it first noticed?
Was there any apparent cause?
Cat’s emotional state/body language before/during/after performing inappropriate behavior
Cat’s overall mood state when not performing inappropriate behavior
What is reinforcing the inappropriate behavior?
How does the client react at the time of the inappropriate behavior (if present)?
What has the client tried to do about it, if anything (and how does the cat respond to this)?
Observations during consult
Perceptions of owner/owner compliance
Behavior modification plan
Suggested pharmacological intervention (if considered absolutely necessary and only in conjunction with behavior modification plan)
Follow up/progress report
Any other relevant details/comments
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